Halloween is coming up in a couple of weeks! Generally speaking, it’s an annual occasion that is catered towards children and their excitement around trick or treating. Which Halloween activities are both fun and safe so that they can be enjoyed by older adults?
Between their aches and pains and needs to use the washroom, sleeping soundly often feels next to impossible. What to do? Here are four sound solutions for seniors to sleep better at night:
For most of us, adding a few extra layers is no big deal. Contending with colder days is a regular routine that isn’t all that hard to manage. For seniors, however, keeping warm can be a challenge. This is especially true for those who battle certain health conditions.
Most of us take walking up and down the stairs for granted. “Falls by seniors over 65, account for 70% of all deaths, from accidents on stairs.” So, what steps should be taken to secure a safer staircase in your home?
Slips and falls occur all too often. For individuals who battle with mobility issues, the risk of slipping and falling is dramatically increased. This danger shouldn’t be overlooked. So what should be done to ensure that falls don’t occur in the bathroom?
The biggest difference between power lift chairs and traditional recliners can be found in the names of each. A recliner, as you’re surely aware, allows for a person to recline and lay back while seated. A power lift chair, on the other hand, actually does some lifting. The chair tilts the base and the back of the chair forward to assist the seated person with getting to a standing position. A simple push of a button makes getting up from the chair very easy!
What does that mean for the older adults in your family? Are you worried about how to keep them active during the fall? What are some ways you can enjoy the impending autumn with your elderly loved ones?
Falls are known as the main culprit for hospitalizations among Canadian seniors. Naturally, it’s important to take steps to prevent seniors from falling. But how, exactly, do we pull that off?
Far too often, our society writes off the elderly as “having lived their lives”. How can you introduce new and exciting activities into the life of your elderly loved one? Here are three ways to get your aging parents to try new things:
Do you have trouble walking independently? Do you feel unsafe or off-balance when standing on your feet? If so, getting a walker or rollator to help you is a wise choice. When set to the appropriate height of its user, a walker or rollator can help a person enjoy mobility with increased safety and independence.